Aliza Cohen is the Research Associate for the Office of Academic Engagement. In this role, she helps to field research requests, coordinate roundtables and briefings of drug researchers and public health officials, draft newsletters, and maintain a database of drug scholars.
Aliza has organized around prison divestment, helped plan a conference on feminist responses to the carceral state, and conducted research on the lasting power of criminal photographs and mug shots. She interned with the Office of Academic Engagement in the summer of 2016 when the office was in its first months. With roots in Chattanooga, TN, she is especially interested in the nexus of the drug war, movement building, and Southern Appalachia. Aliza graduated with a B.A. in sociology from Middlebury College.